Suspected cultists kill 400-level UNIBEN student while targeting his brother

A 400-level Computer Engineering student of the University of Benin, Destiny Osasenaga, has been killed by gunmen suspected to be cultists in Benin, Edo State.

According to reports, the cultists invaded the residence of the deceased in the Uwelu area of Benin in search of his elder brother whom they accused of offending one of their gang members. Destiny was said to have been abducted in the presence of his father and other family members when the gunmen couldn’t get hold of his brother.

He was then taken away in a Mercedez Benz GLK to a bush path along Benin-Akure Road by Oluku community where he was beaten to death and his lifeless body dumped at a refuse site by the roadside.

Confirming the incident, the Edo state police spokesperson, Chidi Nwabuzor said one Kenneth Ediagbonya who is believed to be the principal suspect has been arrested in his hideout in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. He added that other gang members are at large and the police are working hard to effect their arrest.

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